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Podcast: Dire Warnings for the Australian Construction Industry

Podcast: Dire Warnings for the Australian Construction Industry

Reading Time: 11 minutes Like the rest of the Australian economy, the construction industry was getting back on its feet after the worst of the pandemic. But the sector has now been hit by a perfect storm of supply chain disruptions, cost blowouts and staff shortages as inflation and interest rates rise. Many of these forces, particularly cost increases, […]

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A guide to using property and land title reports

A guide to using property and land title reports

Reading Time: 3 minutes In this uncertain trading environment, businesses looking to improve their due diligence and assess creditworthiness of customers need to thoroughly investigate the assets owned by an individual or company. In the same way that searching the PPSR helps you understand who has security interests in your debtors’ personal property, property searches reveal who has interests […]

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CASE STUDY: Probuild collapse – avoiding failures like this is possible

CASE STUDY: Probuild collapse – avoiding failures like this is possible

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) has been criticised in several quarters for helping to trigger last month’s collapse of Probuild through its refusal to approve a $300 million takeover of the company by state-owned China State Construction Engineering Corp on national security grounds. But would this takeover have actually saved Probuild? Not likely, according […]

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Big machines, big challenges: wrangling the risks of the mining, agriculture, and construction industries

Big machines, big challenges: wrangling the risks of the mining, agriculture, and construction industries

Reading Time: 4 minutes Right now, there’s a lot going on for the business community to deal with. The pandemic and climate change have impacted us all in different ways with multiple flow-on effects. Some have endured far tougher times than others but one thing we all have in common is that we’ve had to quickly adapt to these unfolding global events. In Australia, […]

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Construction booming but challenges abound for the industry

Construction booming but challenges abound for the industry

Reading Time: 2 minutes The construction industry has experienced particularly dire conditions since the pandemic took hold in Australia in May 2020 that now continue even as the economy clicks into recovery mode. As NSW and Victoria begin to re-open after months of lockdown, the industry is experiencing a surge in demand for materials but that has coincided with […]

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